For those interested Russia and Canada are having an eight game tournament with prospects to recreate the1972 Summit Series.
are one of ten NHL teams that will not be represented, but many current and future top prospects will be. Many undrafted players will be participating for Russia as well as 2008 and 2009 draft eligible players.
Here is the tournament overview.
Clarke Gillies, nephew Colton Gillies will play for Canada.
Tournament will be not televised in the US, but will in Canada.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Disappointing the Islanders are not represented, but their prized prospect from the 2006 draft, Kyle Okposo is an American. A player from Sweden like Robin Figren 2006/3/70 or Finland's Jessu Joensuu 2006/60 would not be eligible.